Texas Tech University

Two Industrial Engineering Professors Recognized by Online Programs Blog

George Watson

March 25, 2016

Texas Tech University was lauded by the website for its Systems & Engineering Management masters and doctorate programs.

Mario Beruvides
Mario Beruvides

Professors Mario Beruvides and Hong-Chao Zhang in the Texas Tech University Department of Industrial Engineering were recognized Monday by the website Online Engineering Programs for the graduate and doctoral programs in Systems & Engineering Management.

The program in the Whitacre College of Engineering is designed to produce graduates who are strong technical managers with a vast engineering, science and technical background as well as a strong foundation in management and financial issues.

The blog from Online Engineering Programs praised Texas Tech's online degree plan that allows students to complete their coursework on their own schedule. Texas Tech offers Master's of Science and doctorate degrees in systems and engineering management.

Hong-Chao Zhang
Hong-Chao Zhang

“We are continually proud of our online programs,” said Al Sacco, Jr., dean of the Whitacre College of Engineering. “Our System Engineering online program is certainly, as this ranking suggests, among the top in the United States. Programs are only as good as the faculty who teach and administer them. Both Mario Beruvides and Hong-Chao Zhang are among our very best educators. They exemplify the quality of faculty we have in all our online programs and are a credit to our institution.”

Texas Tech was one of five schools across the country recognized for its online systems engineering programs along with Colorado State University, Arizona State University, Colorado Technical University and the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

The blog also praised Beruvides and Zhang for their work with students and their research backgrounds.

Beruvides is the AT&T Professor of Industrial Engineering with research interests in management of technology, engineering management, measurement, production and quality systems engineering and applied ergonomics.

Zhang is the interim department chairman and E.L. Derr Professor of Industrial Engineering with a research focus on a variety of manufacturing subjects, including sustainable, green, additive, resource efficiency and environmentally conscious manufacturing as well as life-cycle assessment and energy modeling of manufacturing process.